www.soka25east.com understands that five-time world champions, Golden Eaglets of Nigeria have been handed a boost ahead of their U17 Africa Cup of Nations opening match against Tanzania on Sunday, April 14.
The news everyone has been waiting for back home is positive, with all the 21 Nigeria U17 players named on the roster passing the mandatory Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) tests conducted on Friday morning before their first training session on Tanzanian soil.
Tanzania coach will have a depleted squad to choose from for tomorrow’s game against the Golden Eaglets as two of their players failed the MRI tests and cannot be replaced as per the tournament rules.
Nigeria’s potential opponents in the semifinals, Cameroon were the worst hit, with three players not passing the MRI tests, while one failed from Guinea.
Apart from the Golden Eaglets, players from Senegal, Uganda, Angola and Morocco were given a clean bill of health by the Confederation of African Football doctors.
Meanwhile, the Golden Eaglets trained today ahead of their showdown against the Serengeti Boys. The training session started at 1700 hours.